The pain relieving expert is asked: Matti, I have permanent pain in my eyes.
More than usual. Can you give me a tip?
“Can you tell me how many hours a day you look at a screen?”
So I work in an office, so 8 hours.”
Really. So you don’t look at a mobile phone during the day and you don’t have a TV. Would it be fair to say that you look at your mobile all day (a small screen) and watch TV? So about 2-4 hours extra on top of that? And when you’re not working, a computer at home or a laptop? “
You’re right… It’s probably a bit more than 8 hours.
“Most of the time it’s not only pain in the eyes, but also pain in the neck, shoulders and back. If you only have eye pain, it’s still below average.”
Really? And where does that come from?
“The eye is attached to the eye socket by six muscles. Like other muscles, these can shorten and become matted. The cause is usually a severely restricted movement pattern. In this case, this is illustrated by the rigid eye movements that are usually used when looking at a screen. “
“Blinking is also reduced. Normally this works 15 times a minute. This provides moisture in the eye. In front of the screen, this value is reduced by about half, burning and itching are the result. Does this sound familiar?”
Yes. But I can buy glasses, can’t I? Or contact lenses.
“Eyes don’t get better when you make their job easier. You know that yourself. Once I start wearing glasses, the strength has to be readjusted regularly because the eyes get used to the help. If I rely only on glasses. “
And what can I do? After all, I have to work…
” What about this? Before you go to work, the muscles in your eye that you neglect during the day are exercised. And again in the evening.”
But what about the pain? Does that go away too?
“Well, I can help you with that too. And with the exercises as well. That’s what I do full-time, you know. After you have made an appointment, I would erase the pain and then we will look at which exercises are feasible for you and to what extent.
I am talking about a really minimal effort. And I have already experienced very often that the pain in the neck, shoulder and back is reduced.”
“So, why don’t you get in touch with me in the next few days?”
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